All applicants must decide and choose under which category they will compete.
An idea that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation in the making, modification, usage, and knowledge of tools, machines, techniques, crafts, systems, and methods of organization, in order to solve a problem, improve a pre-existing solution to a problem, achieve a goal, handle an applied input/output relation or perform a specific function.
The committee reserves the right to evaluate and move an idea
into a different category if it fits the other classification better.
OPEN CATEGORY or SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
This is an all-inclusive category if your idea does not fit in the technology category. Includes both products and services.
Ideas in this category address the most essential community problems and environmental issues. It can be a product (technology) or innovative business activity that can solve a social or environmental matter. This can include educational programs, micro financing, curing a disease, clean water systems, reducing pollution, etc.